The Mobilist
The future of batteries, electric cars, and driverless vehicles. A new blog from Medium.

Oakland, California is piloting a program to provide all residents with basic access to mobility

A few weeks ago Oakland, California, became the latest U.S. city to debut a Universal Basic Mobility (UBM) pilot — a combination of policies, funding, and partnerships that aim to provide all members of society with a basic level of access to mobility.

Lack of access poses a major barrier…

REE Automotive wants to provide automakers with a highly functional blank canvas

Earlier this month, I attended MOVE 2021 — a two day mobility conference at the London ExCEL. Many of the delegates were familiar from the last MOVE event I attended in 2019, only this time having swapped organisations and their suits for a pair of Veja trainers and a branded…

A fascinating combination of engineering, art, and marketing that will change how the world sounds

Recently, I was standing next to an electric car as it reversed out of a parking space. As it backed up, the car made a space-age whooshing sound, like a science fiction spacecraft gliding along the surface of an alien planet. As soon as the car stopped reversing, though, the…

Electric vehicle ranges have reached new heights. When will it be enough?

At the end of October, a small group of customers took delivery of the very first production units of the Lucid Air, a luxurious electric sedan (pictured above).

Headed by former Tesla engineer Peter Rawlinson, Lucid finally achieved their years-long journey of bringing the Air to market. Many features set…

With electric vehicle sales soaring, the end is in sight for traditional gas-powered cars

Electric vehicles have become all the hype in the automotive world — Tesla is now the world’s most valuable car manufacturer, and traditional automakers are pouring billions into electrification. But despite this, fossil fuel vehicles¹ still dominate the roads. …

New battery technology will unlock huge applications for electric mobility

New battery technology has long been the ambition among automotive manufacturers. Industry players are hopeful that improved tech will bring improved energy density, longer lifespans, and faster recharging.

As a result, automakers have plowed billions into promising new technologies – and solid-state batteries in specific. Recently, Ford and BMW invested…

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